Gatwick Airport to submit connectivity and capacity options to the Airports Commission

Gatwick formally expresses its intent to participate in the work of the Airports Commission Gatwick’s vision of competing airports will deliver for the passenger and the UK economy 2013-03-01 — / — Gatwick Airport announced today that it has formally submitted its expression of intent to put forward short, medium and long-term proposals to address the… Read the full press release


2013-03-01 — / — In line with the transformations currently underway at the Company, the Air France Group’s Communications division has been reorganized. – Jean-Charles Tréhan has been promoted to the position of VP Communications in charge of Information and Contents. Within the framework of his new position, he will supervise the Press Office, the internal and external… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Celebrates Its 2012 Successes

DEAD SEA, Jordan, 2013-03-01 — / — King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hiltonrecently held its annual team member party to celebrate the Centre’s 2012 successes and achievements. Kamel Ajami, Hilton Worldwide country manager – Jordan, joined in the celebrations and congratulated the team for their passion and enthusiasm, care and dedication and effort… Read the full press release


2013-03-01 — / — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection jumped an impressive 47 places from number 71 last year to number 26 in this year’s Sunday Times Top 100 Companies. The results of this prestigious and highly sought after accolade were announced at an award ceremony in Battersea, London last night. After making its debut on the… Read the full press release


2013-03-01 — / — The Hlabekisa community in Mpumalanga (a rural community 20km or 12 miles from the world renowned Kruger National Park) is celebrating the opening of the Anton Bilton High School, thanks to the Africa Foundation,&Beyond’s social development partner, and through the generous donation of &Beyond guests Lisa and Anton Bilton.  Government representatives, Africa Foundation staff,… Read the full press release

SAS Group Finalizes Sale & Leaseback of 19 Spare Engines

2013-02-28 — / — As part of the recently launched plan to improve the financial position of SAS Group, 4 Excellence Next Generation (4XNG), SAS has signed an agreement for the sale and leaseback of 19 spare engines. There are two buyers: San Francisco-based Willis Lease Finance Corporation and Dublin-based Willis Mitsui Engine Support. The actual… Read the full press release

Ethiopian MRO Services Develops Overhaul Capability for the CFM56-3 & CFM56-7 Engines

2013-02-28 — / — Ethiopian MRO Services is pleased to announce that it has developed shop overhaul capability for the CFM56-3 and CFM56-7 engines. Ethiopian MRO was granted approval for such capabilities from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) and the USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Ethiopian has invested about USD 21million to develop the engine… Read the full press release

World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Will Visit Gateway Airport

AirPower History Tour also features B-17 Flying Fortress and other historic military aircraft MESA, Ariz., 2013-02-28 — / — The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) famous Boeing   B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI — the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world – will visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport February 28 through March 4. The airplane will… Read the full press release

Travel Disruptions Will Stall Business Growth

Alexandria, VA, 2013-02-28 — / — The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, on the impact of the upcoming sequester deadline on business travel and the nation’s economy. “The country is fast approaching the March 1 deadline for across-the-board cuts in every program, project, and agency in the Federal… Read the full press release

Global Travel & Tourism industry defies economic uncertainty by outperforming the global economy in 2012 – and predicted to do it again in 2013

2013-02-28 — / — The Travel & Tourism industry has outperformed the global economy in 2012 – growing faster than manufacturing, retail, financial services and communications. The industry has grown its total contribution to GDP by 3% and increased the number of jobs by five million to 260 million. It means that, for the first time,… Read the full press release

Marcela Gaboda new CEO Swissport Argentina

2013-02-28 — / — Swissport International, the world’s leading aviation services group, has appointed Marcela Gaboda as the new CEO Swissport Argentina. She will assume her duties effective 1st March, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry to the role. Marcela has 20 years of experience in management in various capacities in… Read the full press release

UNWTO activities at ITB 2013

Madrid, 2013-02-28 — / — UNWTO events at ITB Travel Trade Show 2013 include the 3rd Silk Road Ministers’ meeting and a meeting of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection, as well as the first UNWTO meeting exclusively dedicated to “Tourism and Intangible Cultural Heritage”, among others (Berlin, Germany, 6-10 March, 2013). 3rd Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting (6 March,… Read the full press release

2012 Best in History of Continuous Safety Improvements

Focus Remains on Addressing Safety Deficiencies in Africa Montreal, 2013-02-28 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2012 global accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history. The 2012 global Western-built jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) was 0.20, the equivalent… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies Welcomes New General Manager Sven Wiedenhaupt

Veteran hotel executive Sven Wiedenhaupt brings more than 23 years of luxury hotel management experience to the beautiful Caribbean island of Nevis. 2013-02-28 — / — Four Seasons Resort Nevis welcomes international hotelier Sven Wiedenhaupt to his new home in Nevis, West Indies as the General Manager of the Caribbean’s first AAA Five Diamond resort. A tri-lingual hospitality professional and graduate… Read the full press release

TravelClick Hotel Customers Take Home Eight Adrian Awards for Excellence in Digital Marketing

NEW YORK, 2013-02-28 — / — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue-generating solutions for hotels, along with its hotel clients, received eight awards for excellence in digital marketing at the Adrian Awards Gala in New York City. With more than 1,000 entries, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards is the travel industry‘s largest… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino Discusses Airport Expansion on London Panel

CHICAGO, 2013-02-28 — / — Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) discussed Chicago’s O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP), among other topics, during a series of meetings organized by London First (LF), an organization whose mission is to encourage business and tourism in London. London First hosted Andolino and Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to learn from… Read the full press release

rosewood london to open october 2013

2013-02-27 — / — Investment of more than USD130 million will restyle historic building to contemporary grandeur Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, one of the world’s most respected ultra-luxury hotel groups, will open Rosewood London in October 2013, overseeing a more than USD130 million (GBP85 million) renovation to transform a 1914 Edwardian, Grade II-listed building on High… Read the full press release


Five stars awarded to the luxury property and Sixteen restaurant CHICAGO, 2013-02-27 — / — The team at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Five-Star ratings from the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide 2013, recognizing the property’s exceptional service and world-class amenities. The hotel’s lauded restaurant, Sixteen, has also received a Five-Star designation for… Read the full press release


Makati, Philippines, 2013-02-27 — / — Dusit Thani Manila, Dusit International’s flagship property in the Philippines is once again the recipient of the Gold Circle Award 2012 by, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN). This is the second year that the hotel received such a prestigious award.  Launched… Read the full press release


Moscow, 2013-02-27 — / — During JSC “Aeroflot” Board of Directors ordinary meeting held on February 25, decision on holding the ordinary annual general meeting of shareholders of JSC “Aeroflot” on June 24, 2013 was taken. The list of 14 candidacies to the Board of Directors of JSC “Aeroflot”, which were offered by shareholders, was settled…. Read the full press release


2013-02-27 — / — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today named Katherine Lugar, executive vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 17, 2013. Lugar will take over for long-time CEO Joseph A. McInerney, who announced last year that he would be stepping… Read the full press release

Ethiopian MRO Gets Approval for Full Airframe Maintenance Capability for Bombardier Dash8/Q-Series T

2013-02-27 — / — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the development of full airframe maintenance capability for Bombardier’s Q100*, Q200*and Q300*turboprop airplanes in addition to its existing Q400*aircraft capability. Ethiopian MRO facility was granted the approval from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2013. Ethiopian huge… Read the full press release

SAA Wins On-time Performance Service Award

SAA Wins On-time Performance Service Award and Achieves Major Baggage Handling Improvements Johannesburg, 2013-02-27 — / — FlightStats, the global leader in flight and airport information services, recently announced On Time Performance Service Awards (OTPS Awards) for airlines across the globe. SAA, with its 91.17% On Time Performance average, won in the category ‘Middle East and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Government budget strategy

2013-02-27 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today welcomed the budget strategy outlined by the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Financial Secretary, Mr John Tsang, which focuses on developing the economy, optimising human resources and investing in infrastructure. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “Cathay Pacific is committed to Hong Kong and we will continue to… Read the full press release

Air Berlin PLC launches convertible bond

2013-02-27 — / — Air Berlin PLC is today launching a new convertible bond of approximately 120 million euros with a maturity of six years. The bonds, which can be converted into Air Berlin PLC stock, are issued at 100 per cent of nominal value with an annual interest rate of 6 per cent. Air Berlin… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces 2012 full year results

Strong growth across both Distribution and IT Solutions businesses Year-on-year 2012 highlights (twelve months ended December 31, 2012) • Revenue grew 7.5%1 to €2,910.3 million • EBITDA rose 6.6% to €1,107.7 million • Adjusted profit increased 18.0% to €575.1 million • Total dividend for the year 35% higher at €0.50 per share or €223.8 million… Read the full press release

CPH: Good performance in spite of tough year for the airline industry

Copenhagen Airports A/S (CPH) set a passenger record of 23.3 million travellers despite the effects of the bankruptcies of five European airlines in 2012. Revenue grew as a result of the growth in passenger numbers and increased spend per passenger at the shopping centre. Excluding one-off items, profit after tax rose 11.3%. Copenhagen Airport’s World… Read the full press release

Aviation Needs a Global Agreement on Market-Based Measures

But Long-term Solution is Technology, Operations and Infrastructure Hong Kong, 2013-02-26 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to agree on a global approach to market-based measures (MBMs) to help aviation manage the 2% of global manmade carbon emissions for which it is responsible. IATA also stressed the need for governments… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference

SEATTLE, 2013-02-26 — / — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska’s vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference on Monday, March 4, in New… Read the full press release

New Openings for Raffles in 2013

2013-02-26 — / — Raffles Hotels & Resorts has confirmed that the company will expand its portfolio over the next 18 months, with openings in Hainan, China, Istanbul, and Jakarta in 2013. 2013: RAFFLES HAINAN will be Raffles’ second property in China after Raffles Beijing Hotel, opening in Spring 2013. With long stretches of pristine sandy beaches and year-round sunshine, Hainan is China’s… Read the full press release